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Domaine Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvee Etienne Gonnet 2007

Member Review by jtryka:

The wine is a deep ruby in the glass, a bit darker than usual but in my view an ideal color. The nose presents aromas of ripe fruit, plum, cherry and dates, overlaid with some wonderful dried floral and spice notes. The taste is a nice rush of sweet fruit up front, a combination of berries and dried fruit that transition to some lovely spice notes midpalate. The finish is quite nice, with a reprise of sweet fruit in the tannins, that play a perfect counter to the lingering dryness on the finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2016/12/2005-font-de-michelle-cuvee-etienne.html

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Domaine Font de Michelle:
According to local archives, the Gonnet family has been settled at Bédarrides since 1600… In 1880 Jean Etienne Gonnet built the farmhouse that serves as the headquarters of the estate today. His grandson, Etienne Gonnet, created Font de Michelle in 1950. This 30 hectare vineyard - adjoining land connected all in one lot - is magnificently situated in the southeast of the Châteauneuf du Pape AOC... Read more
According to local archives, the Gonnet family has been settled at Bédarrides since 1600… In 1880 Jean Etienne Gonnet built the farmhouse that serves as the headquarters of the estate today. His grandson, Etienne Gonnet, created Font de Michelle in 1950. This 30 hectare vineyard - adjoining land connected all in one lot - is magnificently situated in the southeast of the Châteauneuf du Pape AOC. A mayor of Bédarrides from 1952 until 1964, Etienne Gonnet was an example of perseverance and rigour in his day. Since 1975 his sons, Jean and Michel, have kept watch over the destiny of the estate. For over 30 years their concern has been to improve on wine making methods, to develop full-bodied wines that are concentrated, refined and through which the ‘terroir’ can express all of its qualities and thus, in so doing, elevate the estate’s renown to its highest level. Today, their respective sons, Bertrand and Guillaume, bestow their enthusiasm and skill, in turn. In 2002 the estate expanded with a magnificent 20 ha Côtes du Rhône and Côtes du Rhône Signargues property situated at Domazan in the Gard - La Font du Vent. Parallel to both properties, the limited liability company, Gonnet Pères et Fils, sees to the distribution of the Font de Michelle and Font du Vent wines for the export market. The company also offers, under its own brand, wines from the Rhône valley that it selects with the utmost care. Read less

Member Reviews for Domaine Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvee Etienne Gonnet

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Snooth User: jtryka
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Vintage: 2005 05/01/2017

The wine is a deep ruby in the glass, a bit darker than usual but in my view an ideal color. The nose presents aromas of ripe fruit, plum, cherry and dates, overlaid with some wonderful dried floral and spice notes. The taste is a nice rush of sweet fruit up front, a combination of berries and dried fruit that transition to some lovely spice notes midpalate. The finish is quite nice, with a reprise of sweet fruit in the tannins, that play a perfect counter to the lingering dryness on the finish. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2016/12/2005-font-de-michelle-cuvee-etienne.html


External Reviews for Domaine Font de Michelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape Blanc Cuvee Etienne Gonnet

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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
03/11/2013

Rock-solid, with a big, juicy core of crushed plum, currant and blackberry fruit stitched with mulled spice, cocoa powder and graphite notes. Shows a nice combination of muscle and racy acidity, with a dash of sandalwood on the finish.




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